Sam Raimi’s original 2002 Spider-Man changed the game for the superhero genre by bringing one of the most popular Marvel heroes ever to life on the big screen for the first time. Some might even say those films are the definitive version of the web-slinger on the big screen, including Kirsten Dunst, who played Mary Jane Watson in the original trilogy.
While speaking to Variety, Dunst was asked for her thoughts on Sony constantly rebooting the character. Here’s what she said:
“I don’t care. Everyone likes our Spider-Man. C’mon, am I right or what? Listen, I’d rather be in the first ones than the new ones.”
The actress also spoke a bit about what Raimi’s films meant to her and how much she wish Raimi’s canceled Spider-Man 4 would have come to fruition:
“I wanted to be in that movie so badly. I loved it, and I wish we could have made a fourth.”
Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Donald Glover, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice, Abraham Attah, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017.